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Cedar LNG lauded, but zero-carbon targets, ‘equal playing field’ concern experts

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Written By Geoff Russ
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Approval of Cedar LNG sets a progressive precedent, but B.C.’s net-zero carbon targets could restrict Indigenous-led prospects and the same regulatory framework should be applied equally to all proponents, say experts. “The approval of this project (Cedar LNG) is a step in the right direction, however, B.C.’s new energy framework and emissions cap could be […]

Mining poised for ‘take off’ into low-carbon future

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Written By Rob Shaw
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“Without critical minerals, there is no energy transition.” Michael Goehring B.C.’s mining sector is bracing for its moment in the spotlight, as the critical minerals it produces for batteries become a renewed high priority for the provincial, federal and United States governments. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s budget this week went big on investment in clean […]

Two First Nations choose own path on old growth

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Written By Fran Yanor
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A year and a half after the New Democrat government recommended logging deferrals in almost 3 million hectares of B.C.’s old growth forests, two northern interior First Nations are still bristling at the “unilateral” process, saying they’ll participate in forestry management discussions, but the final decision will be theirs. “The province … [announced] they were […]

Longer surgery waits, overflowing hospital beds in North

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Written By Rob Shaw
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“The situation is dire.” Danette Thomsen Health workers from B.C.’s North are raising the alarm at staggering over capacity in hospitals, lengthy wait times, burnt out staff and declining conditions for patients. The University Hospital of Northern B.C. in Prince George recently hit 125 per cent over capacity, with the Emergency Room short-staffed and the […]